the weekend, the Kodiak High School Bears track and field team competed in
Anchorage at the Laird Prosser - Larry Whitmore Indoor meet. It was the second
week in a row Kodiak competed at The Dome in Anchorage.
Jaymi Bethea (beth-ay) won the two distance events, taking the 3,200-meters in
11 minutes 11 seconds, and the 1,600 in 5 minutes 21 seconds. Both times,
according to coach Marcus Dunbar, are the fastest in the state so far this
season. Bethea was second in the 800 meters, with a time of 2 minutes 25
Fogle, Gage Cubbedge, Riley McFarlin and Caleb Nymeyer were second in the
4-by-400 relay, with a time of 3 minutes 35 seconds.
Deer was the highest placing individual boy from Kodiak, taking third place in
both the 1,600 and the 3,200.
have more results on page two.
Laird Prosser / Larry Whitmore Indoor Track and Field meet was named in honor
of a pair of Alaska track and field celebrities. Prosser was a state champion
from Dimond high school in the early ‘90s, and went on to compete four years at
the University of Oregon. He died in 2009 due to complications from diabetes.
who is still alive and well - and even spoke to the Kodiak Bears on Friday
night - was Coach Dunbar's own coach
at Bartlett High School where he produced more than 30 team championship titles
during his career.